Emily Carmichael

Rower // Women's Squad
Date of Birth: 29th May 1992 (25 years old)
Club: Leander Club
Hometown: Cheltenham

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Lottery Funded - UK Sport

Inspired by Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins’ fabulous gold medal performance at the London 2012 Olympics, Emily Carmichael took up rowing in 2013.

Determined to follow in her father’s footsteps – Malcolm Carmichael won a bronze medal for Great Britain in the pair at the 1980 Olympic Games – Emily Carmichael sought the assistance of his former coach at Upper Thames Rowing Club. She was soon spotted by coaches from Leander Club, and was invited to join them on a training camp in January 2014.

Since then Emily has demonstrated an impressive talent. In her first season of rowing she reached the semi-final of Henley Women’s Regatta in the single scull, and the semi-final of Henley Royal in the W4x. By 2016 she had won Henley Women’s in the W4x and was selected for the FISU World University Rowing Championships team where she raced the W2x with Rebecca Girling and finished a creditable 4th.

On The Water

GB Competitive Record

World Rowing Cup Regattas
2017 Lucerne 13th W2x
2017 Poznan 8th W2x
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2017 Lucerne
13th
W2x
World Rowing Cup Regattas:
2017 Poznan
8th
W2x

Beyond the Boat

A keen sportsperson, Emily grew up around horses and trialled for the GB dressage team. She also had aspirations of becoming a long-distance runner, but ‘I kept growing which was not the most ideal thing’. She hopes to follow a career in elite sport after she retires from rowing, ‘event organisation or working with elite athletes’.

Away from training Emily relaxes by reading or spending time with friends, and is also partial to an episode of Downton Abbey. Her sporting idols are Katherine Grainger, Sir Chris Hoy and Serena Williams – who she admires for her all-round sportsmanship.

Emily is Lottery funded through UK Sport.